SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Franklin Township man wanted in connection with a shooting in his neighborhood in January has turned himself in.
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertsond said that Jaki Hooks-Lewis, 20, who lives on Dewald Avenue surrendered to police Tuesday at his attorney’s Newark office.
One day after the shooting, Hooks-Lewis was charged with 2rd degree, aggravated assault. His father, Jason Lewis, age 43, also of Dewald Avenue, was charged with 3rd degree, hindering apprehension
Robertson provided the following details on the shooting incident:
Police responded to several 911 calls reporting gunshots on Dewald Avenue. The found a man, 31, outside a Dewald Avenue residence, suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg.
Detectives investigated and identified Hooks-Lewis as the shooter. The investigation also revealed that his father helped him flee after the shooting.
The father had surrendered to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office Feb. 10.
Hooks-Lewis is lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.